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  1. May 11, 2022 · African American names first became popular and distinctive in the 1950s and 1960s. Before this time, it was very common for black Americans and recent immigrants to either name or change their children's names to assimilate into American culture better. As a result, most baby names were heavily influenced by European, and English descended names.

  2. Source: 'Christian names in 1974', published in The Times 4 January 1975 page 13. Figures in brackets are where the name appears on the 1964 top ten compiled by John Leaver. Both the boys' names and the girls' names have very little in common between the two lists. The girls' names common to both lists are: Sarah, Emma and Helen.

  3. Jan 20, 2022 · In 2022, we like baby names that suggest big things for our children — like Legend, King, and Ace. Lytle sends a differnt message. It petered out for good in the 1950s, and hasn't been seen since. Lytle's appearance on the chart was likely as a surname name, where it can also be pronounced LYE-dell, in addition to "little."

  4. Sep 15, 2021 · Throughout the late 1950s and 1960s, Karen was one of the most popular girls' names in the country. Somewhere along the way, however, the name became a running joke, and the internet became peppered with Karen-centric memes. Apologies to Karens everywhere.

  5. May 14, 2022 · The name started growing in popularity for girls in the 1950s. It has fallen out of the top 1,000 most popular names since 2006. Rob Marmion // Shutterstock

  6. Apr 21, 2022 · Timothy has been at least in the top 400 baby names for boys since 1918, and reached its apex in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Famous Timothys include Tim Burton, Tim Allen, Tim Curry, and ...

  7. Sep 14, 2021 · Peak Popularity: Dirk was most popular in the U.S. during the 1950s and '60s, rising to No. 341 in 1954. The name fell out of the top 1,000 in 1990. The name fell out of the top 1,000 in 1990. Fun Fact : A dirk is the name of a small sword.

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